A picture is worth a thousand words, and a movie is worth a book full of them. In a world where movies bring alive these words with amazing effects, it is no surprise that more magical fantasies are now on the big screen. We have had stories like The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and even non-series films like Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children or Charlotte’s Web. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is every child’s dream bound in a book. We all wished to have that secret access that leads us to land different from our own; a land with magic where everything is possible. So after Platform 9 3/4 and the wardrobe that leads to Narnia, we are now headed to the secret garden and all that is needed is a key.
The Secret Garden revolves around Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx)who has recently lost her parents and arrived at the grand manor owned by her uncle Archibald Craven (Colin Firth). It is clear that the uncle tolerates her presence and it is on housekeeper Mrs Medlock (Julie Walters) to take care of the girl. One day, while out exploring, she finds a key that unlocks the door to the secret garden. She also finds her cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst) who uses a wheelchair and instantly forms a bond with him. The two of them, along with Dickon (Amir Wilson), a neighbor, spend their days exploring and nurturing the Secret Garden.
The trailer of the movie is out, and the magical secret garden is all that we had dreamed it to be, thanks to VFX. The Secret Garden (1993) was also an adaptation of the same book, which had our beloved Maggie Smith as Mrs Medlock and Kate Maberly as Mary Lennox. If you compare both the trailers, you can see how today’s technology has helped in making the movie more magical.
Initially slated to release on the 17th of April, the movie will now be releasing on the 14th of August because of the current global pandemic. Click on the “Interested” button for more updates regarding the movie and watch this space for things you can watch during the lockdown. Stay safe!